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Veneer offers options you don't have with solid wood. Here's how to make the right choice.
The best place I've found to purchase veneer is VeneerSupplies.com. It’s a well-organized site that shows photos of the actual flitches that are sale. All you need to do is choose your wood species, price range, and favorite wood pattern. Another good site is B&B Rare Woods. They also show photos of the veneer sheets and flitches they have in stock.
Backed veneer can be purchased at many lumberyards and home centers. It’s also available at VeneerSupplies.com.
Find out what you need to know to select and set up a dust collector for your shop.
Choosing the right dust collection system for your shop isn’t too difficult with the many options available on the market today. You can find dust collectors at Rockler or Penn State Industries, as well as several other sources.
Rockler also sells the plastic adapters (36337) to link PVC to your collector and the metal duct work for collection. PVC pipe, and plastic duct work to route dust to the collector, is available at most home centers or hardware stores.
This handy jig makes using European-style hinges even easier. Take a look.
The design is classic, but the woodworking is definitely up-to-date. You'll learn how to cut angled box joints on the table saw and get a tray with countless uses out of the deal.
You usually don't think of a bench as a storage project - but this one sure qualifies. It features plenty of seating on top as well as a place for three, roomy storage baskets below.
Organizing an entry way in your home will be easy with the bench project on page 22. We purchased the wicker baskets (9″ x 12¼″ x 15″) for the bench at Pier 1 Imports. The SKU number is 2302659.
The finish on the bench seat is three coats of lacquer to let the natural wood show through. The remainder of the bench is painted with Benjamin Moore Paint Corinthian White (OC-111).
The Craftsman heritage of this handsome wallcabinet is unmistakable. And you'll appreciate the fact that the woodworking is uncomplicated and, of course, solid as a rock.
You’ll be able to display treasured keepsakes or just about anything in the Craftsman-style wall cabinet that begins on page 32. The pulls (01A22.94), hinges (02H12.41), magnets (99K31.03), and washers (99K32.62) were purchased at Lee Valley. The finish is a custom mix of three parts Zar Cherry Stain to 1 part Jel’d Cherry Stain.
It's surprising that something so practical could look this good. With its splined miter joints, contrasting woods, and sliding trays, this stylish in-box is sure to be a hit.
There are only a few pieces of hardware for the three-tier inbox on page 38. The screws and washers for the trays and the cork pads for the bottom can be purchased at a local hardware store or home center.
I decided to let the natural color of the cherry and maple shine through. The finish was just three coats of lacquer.
When it comes to shaping perfect duplicate parts, a router and a template can't be beat.
Flush-trim bits and pattern bits like the ones shown in the article on page 42 are available from most router bit manufacturers. The bowl and tray bit (851.502.11B) by CMT is available at Amazon. Other bits are available at Woodcraft.
Every shop needs one of these essential saws. Here's how to choose one and put it to use.
When it’s time to cut curves or do intricate work, nothing beats a reliable coping saw or fret saw.
You can purchase these saws and replacement blades at Tools for Working Wood or Olson Saw. Coping saws and blades are also available at most hardware stores and home centers.
We'll show you three easy ways to successfully apply this versatile finish to your projects.
A traditional project deserves all the right details - including solid-wood drawer bottoms.